2003 Ford Focus Overview

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LX
74 national listings
SE
Avg. Price: $4,825
SE Wagon
Avg. Price: $5,086
ZTS
Avg. Price: $4,658
ZTW Wagon
Avg. Price: $5,548
ZX3
Avg. Price: $5,064
ZX5
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45 stars

Based on 89 reviews

Brilliant Euro Hot Hatch by Shaun
 — Where can I start? The 2003 Focus ZX5 is a complete solid car that can bring joy to anybody. First, the performance: The 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder, DOHC, Zetec engine produces 135 BHP and is fairl... Read More
A Great Beater, Or Family Car. Economical. With A Little Speed. by Richard
 — Was a cheap beater, got from my sister, it was driven pretty much 24/7 for 2 years. with virtually no maintence. a few oil changes, new plug wires, a thermostat, and tires. it's never failed to start.... Read More
Awesome Little Car by emgriggs887
 — Performance was a little weak with these cars, however, handling more than made up for the lack of horsepower, I could take sharp turns with a recommmended speed of 35 going 65 - 70 mph easily, buildi... Read More

2003 Ford Focus Overview

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2003 Ford Focus

The 2003 Ford Focus continued to struggle with the line's reputation for quality issues and recalls. Despite its somewhat checkered history, the roomy interiors, smooth handling, and affordable price of the Focus line continued to appeal to American drivers looking for compact family transportation.

Buyers had a choice of several trims: the SE line, available in four-door wagon and sedan body models; a four-door LX sedan; and the performance-enhanced Z-line, which featured a two-door ZX3 hatchback, a four-door ZX5 hatchback, a four-door ZTS sedan and a four-door ZTW wagon.  (The Focus was also offered as an SVT performance model, which you'll find elsewhere on this site.)

The standard models of the 2003 Ford Focus had a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Zetec engine, which produced 110 horsepower; the Z-line models offered an enhanced overhead-cam version, which packed a more impressive 130 horsepower.  Still, it wasn't power that was going to draw buyers to this line; value was the watchword that Ford emphasized in its marketing, and value was what people responded to.  

The 2003 Ford Focus gives good value at the pumps, too, with 21-27 mpg city, 25-36 mpg highway. It may not set your heart aflutter, but it's easy on the pocketbook!

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Ford Focus Questions

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Solenoid A Switch Replaced 2 Times Now. Each Lasted 3 Months. Check Engine ...

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Dina Sparks
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My Ford Focus Has Trouble Accelerating And Making A Popping Noise What Coul...

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jahall37
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Can Someone Help Me Figure Out Why My 2003 Focus Zts Is Losing Electrical P...

Car just began problem. Would not start so I boosted it and got it started. Then when I attempted to use power window switch or turn blower fan on car engine died.

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Katford
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Has Anyone Had Problems With Their Car Overheating After Their A/c Has Been...

So, I haven't been using my A/C a a year or so, but since it's hot this year I've decided to send it to the shop to fix my A/C. They tested out for a bit to show me that the A/C works, but when I dr...

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annette1016
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Does A 2003 Ford Focus Wagon Ztw Have A Timimg Chain Or A Timing Belt

Which does it have a belt or chain -when should it be changed- and what is the average cost

34 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)